law of chemical equilibrium

noun
(chemistry) the principle that (at chemical equilibrium) in a reversible reaction the ratio of the rate of the forward reaction to the rate of the reverse reaction is a constant for that reaction
Syn: ↑equilibrium law
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑law, ↑law of nature

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